Barbie's Dream Charity

Mattel — the maker of the petroleum-based, anatomically vague dolls some believe responsible for afflicting masses of American youth with body dysmorphia — gives to early childhood education. They gave $500,000 along with an untold number of their toys to the Save the Children program in early 2011. As the press release explains, the Mattel company "believes that play matters." So does free advertising, right?

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